Austin roads can be dangerous for pedestrians
People on foot are hit all too often in the Austin, Texas, area by negligent or distracted drivers. Whether these drivers are operating a small car or large truck, and regardless of whether they become involved in such collisions because they are simply not paying attention or are in some way impaired, the failure to yield, or other negligent acts can lead to severe injuries or even a fatal pedestrian accident.
It is an inescapable fact that if you are a pedestrian in close proximity to moving vehicles, you have entered a danger zone no matter how alert and careful you try to be. Moreover, it does not really matter if you have the right of way when it comes to close encounters with reckless or negligent drivers: their ability to travel at much faster speeds than you, coupled with the heavy weight of a car or truck means that you will lose any contest with them — at least in the short term.
But aside from the possibility of criminal charges against the driver who hits you, the law also enables you to redress your injuries to the extent that money damages will allow in the form of civil legal action.
In this setting, the exercise of “might makes right” that caused your injury is properly rendered moot, and you will be at least on equal if not better than equal terms.
Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. Law Firm provides guidance and assistance to clients who suffered serious injuries after being hit by a motor vehicle in a pedestrian accident.
If you have been hurt, our team of experienced and skillful lawyers is available to help. A negligent driver should be held responsible for covering your medical expenses, as well as any pain and suffering, that you endure.